Mandalas – A Reflection

Mandalas are meant to inspire which is why I share this on my blog…In the apartment complex where I rent and live they offer many amenities and activities this was and remains a big reason why I choose to rent here…There is the pool and basketball court and a volleyball sand play area…This is a student driven area so we have many students from all over the world but mostly from India who come to the USA for their college educations…There are many simple and fun events such as bingo where you can win a prize…I do not go to bingo to win as I like to see the young students win the prizes but it is fun to go to participate to be a part of some activity…Recently management was giving away free coloring books and I enjoy coloring…I popped in and asked if they had an extra coloring book and Natasha who is delightful gave me a free coloring book titled Mandalas…I had never heard of Mandalas before and when I started to color the Mandala that I choose as my featured image…I was inspired to leave white areas not to color the whole Mandala but to leave white space for clarity…For me the white space symbolizes clarity of mind and body…I decided to read the description in my Mandalas coloring book and discovered that it is encouraged to leave white space when coloring your Mandala…Mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning “circle”. Mandalas offer balancing visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony. The meaning of individual mandalas is usually different and unique to each mandala. The goal of the mandala is to serve as a tool on our spiritual journey as it symbolizes cosmic and psychic order. The design of the mandala is to be visually appealing so as to absorb the mind in such a manner that all thoughts cease and the mind quiets and focuses on the quiet task of coloring the mandala…Many minds today are full of chattering busy thoughts and it can be difficult to quiet our minds…I find coloring Mandalas to be very relaxing and calming I used the crayons provided to color the Mandala that you see in the featured image…The crayons fell apart but it was a fun exercise and it makes for a pretty photo…Crayons are messy to use for coloring so it is not always easy to stay between the lines…We do not have to be perfect and when I color my Mandalas I allow for imperfections because I do not claim to be perfect…This was my first experience with a Mandalas coloring book and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience…I will share a quote that inspires me from my Mandalas coloring book…

Quote for today from my Mandalas coloring book…

Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time , to figure out whether you like it or not.” —Virgil Garnett Thomson

A new thing I decided to try and I loved it so much I still do it to this day is the singing of sacred scriptures on you tube…I was very nervous when I first started to sing sacred scriptures on you tube…Also I started to perform my own songs on you tube and I have composed many of my own unique songs…I also wrote my own tune for my tin whistle..Three years ago this was very new to me and I did not know if I would like doing this…But since I launched my blog and you tube three years ago…I find I enjoy doing my blog and my you tube channels as it is a hobby and a window to the world…A way for me to invite the world onto my very small stage…A way for me to embrace the world from my home to your home…I then started my own home theater concept where I do interpretative dance and other silly things…I enjoy comedy and being very silly is how comedy is reflected in me…When I launched my blog and you tube channels I…I did zero marketing I have no clue how to market I am clueless about marketing and generating audiences and also crafting my blog to suit certain audiences…That is all lost on me…I now have more than one hundred followers on my blog and one of my you tube channels has over forty subscribers all from me daring to try…Me daring to try something different…I have earned slightly over six dollars in revenue from ads on my blog which is entertaining because you cannot cash in your revenue that you generate from ads on your blog until you earn at least one hundred dollars…I do not know what I am doing when it comes to marketing I am clueless…Yet somehow I generated slightly more than six dollars in ad revenue from a blog I launched three years ago…I feel good about this because as an artist who loves to write and sing songs and do silly things on you tube…I am grateful and glad that I have an audience at all that there are folks who appreciate the silly things I do…I like to say there is room for all of us on this planet including silly people like me…As a thank you for your likes follows and shares and subscriptions to my you tube channels…Enjoy more you tube stuff and I suggest getting your very own Mandalas coloring book and do as I do and color Mandalas to your hearts content…Finding quiet time is hard for many due to pressures on the job and at home and pressures in school when you are a student…All of us must make time to be quiet I make time for quiet moments in between doing laundry and running the dishwasher and cooking and cleaning and working my part time job and walking my dog and singing sacred scriptures on you tube and blogging…I have found a balance in all of this and I discovered that I really enjoy being alone…I enjoy the peace and quite of being alone of being my own unique person…The next new thing I want to try is to play the harp…I have dreamed over the years of owning and playing a harp…There are many different styles of harps to choose from…I will purchase what my budget allows which will likely be a harp that I set on my lap or a smaller version…I am looking for a harp that is not expensive…I discovered that pricing varies and can go into thousands of dollars when purchasing a harp…I will purchase a harp that fits my budget when the time is right…I am in the process of looking for a harp now and will update my blog once I have found the right harp for me…Being Irish and having lineage that links me to the tribe of Dan playing the harp is part of my culture and I believe we are never too old to try new things…The tribe I am linked to is known for playing the harp ever since the days of Genesis…Playing the strings of the harp mystically speaking is like playing the strings of the heart and pleases God who hears our songs when we dedicate our songs to God…

…………Namaste…………

Before I share more of my you tube stuff allow me to introduce you to a you tuber from Sweden who inspires me…This young lady is amazing…She left her home town and ventured forth by herself to a remote village in Sweden to live her dream which is to live a quiet yet full life in nature embracing the stillness that comes with such a simple lifestyle…When I watch her blog I am inspired and grateful for my own independent simple life…Not all of us can do as this young lady did she discovered her roots by going back to the home of her ancestral lineage…She returned to her roots and has blossomed…Three years ago I too returned to my roots in Ireland and launched my blog and you tube channel…By returning to my Irish roots I found myself and healed from my past…Many times we return to our roots to find ourselves some of us stay and some of us go…In my story I returned to the USA and I have always wanted to move South so I live in the deep South in the lovely state of Texas…When I watch this lovely young lady from Sweden I am grateful I live in Texas and not where she lives…Meet Jonna Jinton who embraced the world via her blog and you tube channel…Jonna’s largest audience is from India…I would love to visit India some day as India fascinates me…

Meet Jonna Jinton
This is Jonna Jinton’s amazing blog

Jonna takes Ice Baths which inspires me because I take cold showers to help my muscles after exercise…I also take ice baths in the bath tub…

…Ice Baths Rock…
My Ice Bath

Jonna Jinton does Vlog’s or is a Vlogger I do not understand the concept of Vlogging…I just looked up the meaning of the word Vlog and it is a website or channel where you post regular short videos…That makes sense…I have done some Vlog’s myself but I consider myself more of a blogger and you tuber than vlogger…

Jonna’s partner whom she met via her blog creates and makes jewelry which is fascinating…Jonna shares how she met her partner and future husband they are married now on her fascinating vlog or you tube channel…What I love most about Jonna Jinton is she ventured forth and embraced the world and invited the world into her home…I enjoy being alone but I also enjoy embracing the world and allowing the world a glimpse into my small world…We live in a pandemic now which has affected many things and my blog and you tube channels are ways for me to feel a connection with the world in which I live…

…Meet Eva Zu Beck – Another You Tuber that inspires me…

Another you tuber that inspires me is Eva Zu Beck who ran her first marathon in Iraqi Kurdistan..What I admire most about this you tuber is her fearless sense of adventure…I enjoy adventures too and I shared my story about my adventurous journey to Hong Kong China years ago in one of my recent blog posts…You can read about my China adventure here: — https://sulamitesstwelve.com/2021/04/21/chess-curtains-a-reflection/

…You Go Girl…

…Meet Logan Paul another You Tuber that inspires me…

A crazy you tuber that I admire for his creative genius not because he is always a nice guy is Logan Paul…That young man goes crazy on you tube and has done very well…Logan Paul actually fought this great boxer…Who does that? — Logan Paul pushes the boundaries of theater I am so inspired by Logan Paul’s creative genius that I came up with a track of my own inspired by one of Logan Paul’s crazy songs…First check out this fight…

…Logan Paul pushes the boundaries of show business…

Logan Paul performs a crazy santa diss track…

…Ridiculous just my style…Nope I did not buy the maverick merch I am on a budget I want to buy a harp instead…

I came up with my own ridiculous satan diss track inspired by Logan Paul’s santa diss track…

…My ridiculous satan diss track…

Logan Paul does this theater on you tube where his brother and himself duke it out with words in song…I was inspired by Logan Paul’s crazy antics so much so that I came up with a ridiculous satan responds to my satan diss track…

My ridiculous satan responds to my satan diss track
…Brilliant Stuff and source of my inspiration for my satan responds to my satan diss track…

I study other bloggers and artists and learn from them…Jonna Jinton helped me to figure out how to add links in bio and links on my you tube banner…I learned from her by studying her blog and you tube…The same with Logan Paul…I learned from his crazy style that is unique to Logan Paul…My style is totally different but the concept of doing silly things on you tube resonates with me which is why I like Logan Paul…

Logan Paul produced a crazy song about 2020 – Logan Paul says a lot of stuff many of us cannot say but would not mind saying…Ha ha…In this crazy song Logan Paul sings about those of us who TikTok and Logan Paul does not like that…How does Logan Paul do it? — His songs are crazy this man is crazy and so is the whole world…I say if you cannot beat em’ then join em’ just don’t join the dark side…

…Logan Paul I am now a TikToker Holla!!!…

Logan Paul reminds me of Monty Python crazy style humor which I enjoy…

…Logan Paul is Brilliant at madness I think I might join the Maverick Club for the freebies…

This is Logan Paul’s Maverick Club website and I would have joined if joining was free but Logan Paul charges $19.95 a month…That generates for Logan Paul income of just about twenty bucks a month per member and I have no doubt that Logan Paul’s club has many members…I am too cheap to pay that..Check out his website here — https://club.maverickclothing.com/ – The benefits of the club are cool you can win a $10,000 prize or get to go to one of Logan Paul’s crazy fights or visit the ranch if you win that is…I am all about freebies and so I enter stuff for free I do not like to pay to join so I will not be joining Logan Paul’s crazy club…I say crazy in a good way because Logan Paul capitalizes on crazy…Logan Paul is a genius he is brilliant love him or hate him Logan Paul is boss…Why? Because he capitalizes crazy he capitalizes on all things crazy and makes a mint doing it and enjoys his journey along the way…

…And now for something completely different…

Enjoy my Lady Gaga inspired crazy song playlist…

This was a Very Bad Romance…

Full Playlist

Enjoy my crazy Alice Playlist here inspired by the song Go Ask Alice…

Alice Playlist

Enjoy my ridiculous Hey Doug Track Here…

Hey Doug Track

Enjoy my Amy Winehouse playlist which is a combination of songs I wrote and actual Amy Winehouse songs…

Amy Winehouse Playlist

My Everything Matters song inspired by Metallica Nothing Else matters…

Yup Everything Matters

I dedicate this post to my amazing new home and to all who make life brighter and better for residents like me who enjoy the little things in life…